Our Stories, Do You Remember Them?

About the Exhibition

Our Stories, Do You Remember Them? is an exhibition held in conjunction with the opening of Museum @ My Queenstown. It comprises five sections, including the History of Queenstown, Living in Queenstown, the People of Queenstown, Working in Queenstown and Love for Queenstown.

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February 2019 – Present

Museum opening hours

Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sundays: 9am to 6pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 9am to 9pm
We are closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

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Museum @ My Queenstown
Block 46-3 Commonwealth Drive 01-388
Singapore 140463




Queenstown used to comprise villages, swampland, plantations and burial grounds. During this era, it was commonly known as Boh Beh Kang or no-tail-river village because its occupants were unable to determine the source of the river which flowed through its two hills. Boh Beh Kang’s villagers cultivated vegetables and fruits and reared pigs for their livelihoods. Village life at Boh Beh Kang drew to a close in the 1960s to make way for Queenstown.


The seven neighbourhoods of Queenstown were designed to be equipped with their own facilities and amenities although key institutions such as a library and sports complex were shared by the entire town. Planning of the town centre itself was finalised in 1962 and in the initial years included three cinemas, two shopping centres, a market and a post office. The town centre was expanded in 1968 and again in 1974 to include a cooked food complex, polyclinic and low-rise flats, among other things.


Before Queenstown became Singapore’s first satellite estate, the area was already home to the villagers of Boh Beh Kang who were integral in contributing to the area’s identity. Many of them continued to live and work in the area following its redevelopment. Their stories play an important role in the Queenstown story.


Queenstown has always been more than a residential estate. In fact, factories started to pop up in Alexandra from as early as the 1930s. In 1964, a light industrialisation programme was launched at Tanglin Halt to increase Singapore’s productivity and provide job opportunities for Queenstown’s residents. Local and foreign investors were invited to set up factories. Some of these included Singapore Electronics (Setron), the Van Houten chocolate factory, the Diethelm aluminium factory and the Unitex garment factory. These factories relocated to bigger industrial estates in the late 1980s and their respective buildings were later demolished.


Love for Queenstown is a piece of participatory artwork designed to deepen a visitor’s experience at the Museum @ My Queenstown. My Community’s desire is for this wall to grow and evolve. It is also a means in which feedback and suggestions for future exhibitions are shared with our team.